FCTA warns pilgrims against extravagance, unlawful acts in Saudi Arabia

Worried by the increasing reports of extravagances and loss of properties by some pilgrims especially the first timers, Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board preachers have embarked on special enlightenment sessions aimed at exposing them to the best way to live in both Mecca and Medina.

The pilgrims have also been cautioned against activities capable of attracting severe penalty from the authorities of kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Speaking during an enlightenment exercise, official from the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board regretted that despite repeated warning on the implications of extravagance, some pilgrims have recklessly spent their Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA).

The preachers said the pilgrims should exercise caution in all their financial transactions in view of the remaining days ahead.
They also emphasized the importance of cleanliness and proper utilization of facilities provided at their various accommodations.

Some of the pilgrims expressed appreciation for the guidance and pledged to use the knowledge acquired in a manner that would better their stay in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.